Seven attorneys at the New York City law firm Eaton & Van Winkle (EVW) have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2014 due to outstanding performance and achievement. This distinction comes from a rigorous selection process that includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Also, two other EVW lawyers have been named “Rising Stars” for 2014 due to their exceptional performance.
The EVW attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers for 2014 are:
• Robert Bernstein;
• Peter Cross;
• William J. McSherry, Jr.;
• Ted Semaya;
• Lawrence Steckman;
• Robert Swetnick;
• Alan Van Praag.
The Rising Stars named for 2014 are Edward Floyd and Robert Rickner.
In addition to the 2014 Super Lawyers, EVW has 4 other attorneys that have won this accolade in previous years: Charles K. Fewell, Martin Garbus, Rudolph S. Houck, and Richard Miller.
Robert Bernstein’s practice areas are business and commercial litigation including domestic and international disputes. Mr. Bernstein recently won a $70 million judgment for the FDIC before a federal jury in Las Vegas.
For over 30 years Super Lawyer Peter Cross’ practice areas have included corporate and commercial litigation involving complex corporate disputes. Mr. Cross has served as a mediator in the Southern District of New York for many years.
William J. McSherry, Jr. was chosen as a Super Lawyer and his practice areas include general business law and international litigation and arbitration. He has represented clients successfully in complex arbitrations around the world and in the United States.
Ted Semaya was chosen as a Super Lawyer in the category of Business Litigation. He advises and represents companies and people from around the world in complex cases in courts and in arbitrations in areas including business, commercial and financial disputes, securities, maritime, estates and trusts and professional and directors and officers liability. He also serves as a court-appointed mediator and teaches legal risk management and international litigation and arbitration.
Lawrence Steckman has practiced law for more than 25 years, handling securities, RICO and business litigation and business arbitration matters. He has represented scores of clients including large mutual, hedge, and private equity funds and been counsel in leading cases in his practice areas. He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Reporter and is the author or lead co-author of more than 40 published works on the law.
Super Lawyer Robert Swetnick’s practice areas include serving as outside counsel to high net worth individuals and businesses. Mr. Swetnick has a strong history of success in cases involving hospitality law.
Alan Van Praag handles contract disputes involving the maritime, petroleum, natural resources, banking, auto, and construction industries. Mr. Van Praag has been appointed to the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. He has a long history of achieving strong results for his clients.
Edward Floyd was named a Rising Star for 2014 and has success as a commercial litigator in complex disputes involving maritime transportation, and commodities trading. Rising stars are those lawyers who are 40 years or younger or who have been in practice for 10 years or less. Mr. Floyd has also obtained landmark decisions protecting free speech rights.
Robert Rickner is EVW’s other rising star. His practice areas include contract and commercial litigation, Civil Rights litigation and he has broad experience in state and federal courts. Mr. Rickner has successfully represented municipalities, large corporations, retailers, real estate and insurance companies, and entrepreneurs.
The selection process for picking the Super Lawyers is so unique that it has even been patented. The Eaton & Van Winkle law firm is certainly proud of this prestigious recognition bestowed upon their professionals.
About Eaton & Van Winkle (EVW)
Eaton & Van Winkle LLP (evw.com) traces its roots to 1820 in New York City, taking its current name in 1965. Currently EVW attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to businesses and individuals locally, nationally and around the world. EVW has a reputation for quality and integrity. EVW has strong litigation, corporate, intellectual property, maritime, real estate, trust and estate practices.